And Then the World Changed Me | Jennifer Thompson

February 21, 2015 12:55 pm
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Jennifer’s strong convictions were born of a brutal rape she suffered as a twenty-two year old college student. Her compelling testimony sent a young man to a life term in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Jennifer co-authored a New York Times best-seller, and has successfully lobbied state legislators to change compensation laws for the wrongly convicted, to abolish the death penalty, to revise police eyewitness line-up procedures, and for many other causes. She has appeared on Oprah, Sixty Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, The View, NPR, Diane Rheams, and in People magazine, RedBook, Newsweek, and in other media outlets. Her Op-Eds have appeared in The New York Times and elsewhere.

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